Top 10 films in history according to 846 critics – While these types of lists tend to arouse burning passions in the film world when they appear they leave no one indifferent to love the seventh art. The reputed magazine Sight & Sound, a publication of the British Film Institute, conducts a survey every ten years among the most influential critics in the world to establish the canon film of the next decade.
The responders of the latest survey were specialized critics, festival programmers, academics, distributors, writers, and filmmakers dedicated to this area. Specialists from 73 different countries analyzed 2045 films to make this top 10, which on the Sight & Sound website that extends up to 250 titles.
This selection will shape the change of tastes among analysts over the years, and at the same time fulfills the function of serving as a guide for any fan. From 1962 to 2002 Citizen Kane was unbeatable at number 1 until in 2012 she was overthrown by nothing more and nothing less than a color film. Data no less considering that the most current film dates from 1968 and there are three silent films in the top ten.
These are the top 10 films of all time, according to the view of the world’s 846 most famous films.
- Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
A former detective afraid of heights is hired to follow a woman possessed by her past in this enduring Alfred Hitchcock thriller about obsession.
- Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
Thanks to the extraordinary freedom the RKO gave him for his debut film, Orson Welles created a modernist masterpiece. Citizen Kane has regularly voted the best movie ever made.
- Tokyo Story (Yasujirô Ozu, 1953)
The final part of the slightly connected trilogy “”Noriko”” of Ozu is a devastating history of a few grandparents left for their families introverted.
- The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939))
Made at the height of World War II, this satire of the middle and upper classes was banned by the French government for two decades after its premiere.
- Sunrise (F. W. Murnau, 1927)
Attracted to Hollywood by producer William Fox, Murnau, master of expressionist cinema, created one of the last and brightest masterpieces of silent cinema.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
Stanley Kubrick gave science fiction cinema in a new direction with this epic story of man’s eternal quest for knowledge.
- The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
Perhaps the greatest of all westerns, The Searchers is the story of a civil war veteran who stubbornly hunts the Comanches who have kidnapped his niece.
- Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
This work by the experimental pioneer in documentary film Dziga Vertov records his impression of urban life in the Soviet Union.
- The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Silent cinema in its most sublime expression, Carl Dreyer’s masterpiece is an austere but emotionally emotional dramatization of the judgment that fell upon Joan of Arc.
- 8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963
Federico Fellini triumphantly overcame a severe case of creative blockage by filming a work about a film director who experiences a severe case of creative obstruction.